The MELT Method-Does it work for people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis?
I have been hearing a lot about The Melt Method. After spending three days in the hospital due to chronic pain, I am looking for anything that will help eliminate (yea right) my chronic pain. I sent an e-mail to my Rheumatologist asking her if she thought using The Melt Method would be harmful to me. She was not familiar with the method but, after looking at it on the internet, she suggested that I ease into this if I decide to try it. She also suggested that I stop it immediately if I experienced a flare-up.
So, what is The MELT Method. M.E.L.T. is an acronym for Myofascial Energetic Length Technique. According to their website, the MELT Method is:
MELT employs the use of gentle tools for the goals of fascial tissue remodeling, pain relief, and performance improvement. However, the application and compression-quality of the specialized MELT balls and rollers have unique feel and objectives, primarily that of non-traumatizing, indirect, active and passive, light-touch techniques to help regulate sympathetic to parasympathetic tone, improve heart rate variability (HRV), and fine-tune motor control.
New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication. MELT directly addresses these two systems of your body in a way no other self-treatment can, including diet and exercise. You’ll see and feel results in the first session. The ultimate goal of MELT is to improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. MELT offers natural pain relief, allowing you to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask the symptoms.
The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!
So, does it work for people who have chronic pain because of Rheumatoid Arthritis? I don’t know yet. I have purchased the book and the “equipment” and I just started following the program. I am going slow, very slow because I do not want another flare-up. So lessons learned so far…
- Drink lots of water.
- Get outdoors every day. I work in an office and there are days when I don’t go outside.
- Take note of what you are feeling and notice how movement impacts you.
- The self-massage using the soft foam roller feels good-most of the time. If it hurts, I don’t do it.
I would love to hear from people who are trying or have tried this method to treat their chronic pain. Is it working? If not, what happened? If it is working, how is it affecting you? I am desperate to find ways to stay as “pain free” as possible.